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Mary Romero, Professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University, has been elected the 110th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Grace Kao, Professor of Sociology, Education, and Asian American Studies, has been elected Vice President. Romero and Kao will serve as President-elect and Vice President-elect for one year before succeeding Duke’s Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and University of Minnesota’s Christopher Uggen respectively in August 2018.
The American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation’s oldest learned society, recently named sociologist Robert Mason Hauser as its new executive officer effective June 12, 2017.
In February, the National Academy of Education (NAEd), announced the 14 exceptional education scholars elected to membership in the NAEd. The new members, which includes sociologist Chandra Muller, University of Texas-Austin, are leading researchers and educators with wide ranging expertise. The National Academy of Education advances high quality education research and its use in policy and practice. Muller is Alma Cowden Madden Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts in Sociology at the University of Texas-Austin.
The Journal of World Systems Research is the official journal of the Political Economy of World Systems (PEWS) Section of the American Sociological Association. The PEWS Publications Committee is seeking proposals for a new editorial team. The journal, available free online, has established a strong reputation in the publication of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on global social change and world-systems analysis (see jwsr.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/jwsr).
The Carla B Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund is a small grants program of the American Sociological Association. It supports projects that advance the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) within the discipline of sociology. The ASA would like to congratulate the 2017 recipients.
Danielle Lavin-Loucks, Valparaiso University, Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings: The Negotiation of Sensitive Topics in the Classroom.
Sociologists for Women in Society
President: Adia Harvey Wingfield
Eastern Sociological Society
“As Time Goes By: Social and Institutional Change”
President: Victor Nee
Report Calls for NSF to Develop Strategic Plan Specifying SBE Sciences Research Priorities
The Council of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Honor Society for Sociology, invites applications for the position of Editor or Co-editors of Sociological Inquiry. Editors are appointed for a four year term and are not eligible to serve consecutive terms. The next term begins September 1, 2018 and the editorial work begins January 1, 2019.
Over the past several years Sociological Inquiry has grown in readership and prestige. AKD seeks an editor(s) who has the qualifications and support to continue these positive trends.